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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Lt Governor answered questions about the Minnesota State Fair, places of worship reopening, visiting grandchildren and graduation.
 

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A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It’s your opportunity to ask questions about Minnesota’s response and plans during this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Lt Governor answered questions about the expiring stay at home order and what the outlook going forward.
 

If you didn’t get a chance to send or call in your question this week email covid@ampers.org or call 612-562-9895. 

National Public Radio's Rachel Martin reported earlier this week how one rural area has more COVID-19 cases per capita than nearly any other place in the United States: the Navajo Nation.

Brandy Lindquist is an english instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. She joined John and Heidi on the Thursday Morning Show.  Brandy is the advisor of the Bent Pine, a journal of art and writing by CLC’s students, faculty, and staff.  The 2020 spring journal is the first to be published since 1971.

John and Heidi also talk with Brandy about how teaching this last part of the  year on-line through Zoom has been challenging for both her and the students at CLC.

2020 is an extraordinary year, especially for local high school seniors.  They are experiencing something no one has gone through before:  celebrating and honoring their education in a world of social distancing.  Do you know a graduating senior?  We'd love to talk with them!  Email us. 

Cede Waldo graduates from Kelliher School this spring.  We caught up with Cede on the morning show and were thrilled with her positivity, selflessness, and can-do spirit.  

Wintergreen Northern Wear in Ely are manufacturers of outdoor clothing gear.  Aftering closing due to COVID-19 restrictions they have shifted their entire production to making masks and medical gowns for local and regional hospitals.  Bria Schurke, physican's assistant and daughter of the owners of Wintergreen Northern Wear, visits with Heidi Holtan on the Friday Morning Show.  They talk about how her medical expertise helped to guide the company in going forward during the pandemic.

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This week the conversation covered the disaparities in communities of color, testing of hotspots, and large gatherings this summer.

KAXE/KBXE has teamed up with community radio stations throughout the state, in partnership with Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, and the Minnesota Broadcasters Association, to bring you COVID-19 information for the state of MN. And, give you the opportunity to ask questions of our elected officials.

Listen, our lives have been turned upside down.  All people's lives - but what about the roles women take on?  How are they coping?  Are they coping?   We held a virtual listening session with some #itascastrong women and asked them how they were. 

Laura Connelly is our facilitator - let us know if you'd like to be a part of the next focus group! 

Gaelynn Lea Visits with Katie Carter

May 1, 2020

Gaelynn Lea talks with Katie Carter on the extended hour of the Morning Show.  Gaelynn is a singer, violinist, public speaker and disability advocate from Duluth.  She shares ways that her and her family are getting through the stay at home order.  Gaelynn talks about how disabled people are effected and often misunderstood during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can hear Gaelynn Lea's virtual concerts weekly on Sundays at 2:00.  For more information go to violinscratches.com.

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How are all your homemade meals treating you?  Feel like trying something new?  Like Sauerkraut Soup or Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs with Hot Mustard Dust?  We talked with Amy Thielen this week to get some meal inspiration.

Amy Thielen is a cook and a 2x James Beard Award-winning writer.  Her books are  The New Midwestern Table and Give a Girl a Knife (A Memoir).

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